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Xavier Cooks: Baked Pesto Chicken

Getting back into the groove of school– and fall activities– can make weeknight meals a little difficult.

Xavier’s got a simple baked pesto chicken recipe– and the best part? It’s just one dish– making clean up a breeze!


Xavier’s Baked Pesto Chicken


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • Italian seasonings to taste
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).
  2. Place chicken breast in a baking dish. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Spread pesto on each chicken breast.
  4. Layer tomatoes on top of the chicken.
  5. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!